The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Global Manufacturer of Highly Engineered Food Processing Equipment & Systems.

Our premium equipment solutions have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling. Discover our equipment solutions →

Precision Bar Marking.

When applying natural grill marks to cooked, chilled or frozen products, our bar marking technology utilizes burners that enable a high level of constant temperature accuracy for product consistency. Learn More About Searing, Roasting & Bar Marking →

Consistency and Repeatability with Custom Smokehouses & Chill Cells.

Our custom thermal and chilling solutions feature the most efficient mechanical design to enhance airflow, resulting in consistent processing conditions for precise repeatable results. Discover Marlen Smokehouses, Batch Ovens & Chillers →

Uniform Portions and Maximum Yields. Precision Size Reduction.

Our high volume, one, two and three-dimensional meat dicers (and slicers) provide complete versatility for dicing, slicing, cubing and strip cutting a variety of fresh or cooked meats. Discover DuraKut Dicers/Slicers →

Gentle Handling and Best Product Appearance with Twin-Piston Vacuum Stuffing & Pumping.

The twin-piston design of our vacuum stuffer results in fewer shear points for superior product integrity. No other vacuum stuffer compares. Learn More About Superior Product Integrity →

Cooked-to-Perfection Results.

Our continuous ovens allow you to dial-in recipes to achieve desired color, texture, and moisture, so you can yield those juicy, crispy, tender, cooked-to-perfection results. Learn More About Continuous Ovens, Chillers & Freezers →

Who We Are.


We bring value to our customers through solutions that deliver unsurpassed consistency, accuracy and product integrity. Our teams of expert engineering, design and technical personnel consult, collaborate, and partner with you to create custom solutions critical to food manufacturing processes.

  • Our Solutions

    Sold under the brand names of Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat and Unitherm, our products have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling.
  • Our Story

    Recognized as a premium manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems, Marlen designs and builds equipment to process meat, poultry, pet food, fish, vegetables and many other products.
  • SupportPro

    Marlen delivers the optimum customer experience through SupportPro predictive maintenance - an operational excellence program - and 24/7, 365 days of the year factory-direct customer support.
  • Our Values

    We assure value to our customers through the highest consistency, accuracy, and product integrity. Our teams of expert engineering, design and technical personnel act as industry consultants and process partners.

Machines that Make a Difference.


Vacuum Stuffing, Pumping & Portioning

Marlen OPTI series vacuum stuffing and pumping machines feature twin piston pumping systems with a variety of hopper options designed to match product requirements. This series is available in multiple capacities ranging from 10,000 to 34,000 lbs. per hour production rates. View Equipment →

Size Reduction

Industry leading size reduction equipment includes Carruthers slicers, dicers, shredders, strip cutters, and Marlen jet knifes. Continuous flow solutions for fresh or cooked product allow our customers to take control of their processing with less handling, improved hygiene, and reduced labor costs. View Equipment →

Batch Ovens, Chillers & Dehydrators

The key to thermal processing is repeatability, optimal product uniformity and processing efficiency. Our custom industrial smokehouses, batch ovens, and blast chillers are designed around the product, process and facility. Featuring the most robust sanitary construction and most efficient mechanical design, our fans, ducts, air plenum and alternating dampers work together to enhance airflow, resulting in consistent processing conditions for precise repeatable results. View Equipment →

Filling

Carruthers filling equipment uses innovative technology to solve hard-to-fill product problems. Our equipment is designed to fill non-liquid solids such as meat, poultry, seafood, rice, pasta, vegetables and more. Dry or marinated product can be processed accurately, and without damage. Products considered “hand fill only” can now be processed at a very high volume. View Equipment →

Searing, Roasting & Bar Marking

Our Afoheat thermal processing offering consists of gas powered infrared and direct flame technologies for grilling, roasting, searing and bar marking meat and poultry, fish, vegetables and baked goods. We add value through our capabilities that enhance the appearance, aroma or taste of value-added food products with our broad set of continuous thermal technologies. View Equipment →

Producers of High Quality Premium Products.

We assure value to our customers through the highest consistency, accuracy, and product integrity.

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SupportPro.


Following routine maintenance schedules, keeping replacement parts on hand and providing operators and maintenance technicians with regular training results in maximum uptime of Marlen, Carruthers, Afoheat and Unitherm equipment. SupportPro consults with you to deliver a total equipment lifecycle management program that optimizes the performance of your equipment throughout its entire life cycle.

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